Take Your Vitamin D at This Time

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Hi, I'm Dr. Wright. You've probably heard that Vitamin D is good for you. Some of its amazing health benefits including lowering blood pressure, stronger bones, better immunity, and possibly a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Now researchers suggest that Vitamin D performs best if you take it with your biggest meal of the day, it doesn't matter if that's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

When researchers examined D deficient middle age in older adults, they found that pairing Vitamin D supplements with the participants' largest meal of the daydoubled their blood levels. This increase was consistent, regardless of the type or form of Vitamin D supplement taken. Unfortunately, about 75% of people are deficient in Vitamin D. One easy way to get your dose of Vitamin D is to spend some time outside each day.

Just 10-20 minutes of sun during peak hours can give you a boost of Vitamin D, but for most people, a supplement is a good backup plan. I recommend 1,000 international units of Vitamin D3 a day, 1,200 if you are over 60. For more ways to nourish your good health, watch all our smart tips, right here.